Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival - 5:30pm AEST arrival for 6pm start. Concluding 7:30pm
Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography is a landmark biography of pioneering modernist photographer, Olive Cotton—now considered one of Australia’s most significant photographers—by award-winning writer Helen Ennis.
‘A moving story about talent and creativity… Ennis explores the life of Olive Cotton and what it means for an artist to manage the competing demands of art, work, marriage, children, and family.’ National Library of Australia
Helen Ennis is one of Australia’s leading photography curators, historians, and writers. Since 2000 she has curated eight major exhibitions. Her biography of modernist photographer Olive Cotton was awarded the Magarey Medal for Biography, the Queensland Literary Awards Non-fiction prize (2020) and Adelaide Writers’ Week Non-Fiction Award. (2022). Helen is currently researching the life and work of Max Dupain.
Kathryn Millard is a writer (scripts, essays, and criticism) and award-winning filmmaker. Light Years (1991), one of Kathryn’s first films, explores the life and work of Olive Cotton.
Bookings are essential for both In Club and Zoom.
In Club: Members $25, Guests $30, Students $15
Zoom: Members $10, Guests $15, Students $10
In Club: Monday 23 May 2022 5:00pm
Zoom: Tuesday 24 May 2022 5:00pm
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